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French electronic music act Daft Punk announces split

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legendary dance music duo Daft Punk on Monday (Feb. 22) announced it has broken up. After 28 years together, Daft Punk made the announcement Monday in an eight-minu...

French house pioneers Daft Punk announce split

Daft Punk are splitting up after 28 years making music together, the spokesperson for the duo said on Monday. The Parisian producers Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who met at schoo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2021. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16...

Amid pandemic, Venezuelans have fun picking Carnival queen

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least one corner of Venezuela's capital felt a splash of Carnival excitement Friday despite a global pandemic that has struck a country already mired in a years-long crisi...

Opera and theater's Prototype Festival pushed mostly online

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater has shifted format because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ninth annual Prototype festivals opens ...

South Africans swap firecrackers for candles amid pandemic

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Many South Africans will swap firecrackers for candles to mark New Year’s Eve amid COVID-19 restrictions including a nighttime curfew. Instead ...

Dutch DJs W&W to headline 'first massive party of 2021' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch duo W&W will headline a list of international DJs performing in Taiwan on Jan. 30 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Creamfields Festival announced...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold...

List of winners at the 2020 American Music Awards

A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. — Artist of the year: Taylor Swift — New artist of the...

Golden Globe group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to George Clooney shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively granted million...

In Louisville, calls for racial justice arrive at the polls

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Frustrated by what she felt was inadequate justice for her daughter's fatal shooting, Breonna Taylor's mother on Tuesday joined an effort to take the fight to the ballot box. ...

Royal Opera to sell Hockney painting to help it stay afloat

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shutt...

Taipei upstages Wuhan with huge EDM festival after coronavirus success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having brought local cases of the Wuhan coronavirus under control over four months ago, Taipei threw a huge two-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival over the weekend,...

Party canceled: Indy hosts saddest Carb Day in race history

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was the saddest Carb Day in Indianapolis 500 history. The Snake Pit sat silent in the empty infield, no sign of any rowdy revelers who turn an important day at the track into In...

Filipinos, Philippine rep. office embrace Ilocano culture in Taiwan's Hsinchu

Hundreds of Filipinos of Ilocano lineage gathered in Hsinchu on Sunday to celebrate their heritage with presentations of dance, music, food and inspirational talks by a leading official from the Phili...